Who am I?

I am a 47 year old Louisiana native who has been living in Charlotte, NC for 23 years. I still can not believe I have lived here half of my life! I have a 15 year old and a 19 year old son, who on occasion will join me on short hikes. I only started hiking about 3 years ago and have really taken well to it and enjoy the outdoors. I moved here in 1997 after traveling the country doing GPS mapping for 3001, Inc. I had lived in hotels in Missouri and South Florida as well as 6 months in San Juan, Puerto Rico, all while calling Gainesville, Fl. my “home”. I started hiking just a few years ago and did my first long distance hike on the Bartram Trail through parts of Georgia up to Cheoa Bald on the Appalachian Trail. I enjoy anything outdoors, some of the things are, golfing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering, as well as dabbling in white water kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and flat water kayaking.